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ESPN's Cameron Wolfe reports the Dolphins have interest in free agent Melvin Gordon

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  1. The G Man

    The G Man Git 'r doooonnne!!!

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    • MELVIN GORDONRB, LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
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      ESPN's Cameron Wolfe reports the Dolphins have interest in free agent Melvin Gordon.
      The Chargers won't be re-signing Gordon, but his free-agent landing spot remains up in the air. Miami would be an obvious fit for Gordon as the most running back needy team in the league. Gordon has said he would play for the Dolphins "for the right price." Gordon turned down $10 million annually during his holdout, but his value is down coming off a middling 2019. Signing with Miami would give Gordon his best chance at an every-down role.

      RELATED: SOURCE: ESPN
      Mar 15, 2020, 11:09 AM ET
     
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  2. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    I'd be fine with signing him at a fair price or an incentive laden contract.

    I personally feel every contract should be centered around player incentives where possible. It mitigates the risk in free agency a bit and the player can still cash in if the incentives are done right.

    I'd also still want to draft a back.
     
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  3. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    Hopefully Wolfe is 100% totally wrong. I want nothing to do with Gordon. Nothing. Ever.
     
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  4. Phin McCool

    Phin McCool Well-Known Member

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    It's a yes from me. If we can upgrade the O line in FA and the draft and get Gordon for the right price, what's not to like?
     
  5. rafael

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    IMO it all depends on the contract. Gordon has proven to be a good, well-rounded RB. But he was asking to be paid like an elite back. If he was on an incentive heavy deal that the team could get out of in a couple of years then I'd be in favor. A well built team will have a mix of young and old. Having a veteran presence in the RB room would help develop whomever we bring in through the draft (I'd draft a RB regardless of what we do in FA). I see this push by some fans to just sign young players or mostly ignore FA and just use/acquire draft picks, but I would see that a mistake. You end up with a roster that lacks leadership and experience and you set yourself up for cap problems down the line if too many contracts come up for renewal at the same time.
     
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  6. Vertical Limit

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    Pass... a running back that cant get one yard at the goal line and instead fumbles the ball at the goal line to end the game, is not a running back i want to pay at a premium price.
     
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  7. Unlucky 13

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    The fact that he's never been better than mediocre at the NFL level, will soon be 27 years old, and has carried the ball almost 1700 times over the past seven years. He's averaged less than 850 yards rushing per season, and broken 3.9 YPC just once. He's just not that good. He's certainly not special.

    Carlos Hyde has very similar numbers over the same time. Are we going to offer him big money? Latavuis Murray too.
     
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  8. Phin McCool

    Phin McCool Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. You seem to be mistaking me for someone in the organisation who makes those decisions. I just have an opinion. Like yourself.
     
  9. Etrius24

    Etrius24 Well-Known Member

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    We do not need him....

    So many holes to fill.
     
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  10. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    You asked what's not to like. I gave my opinion. No ill will.
     
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  11. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    One of them is running back
     
  12. Phin McCool

    Phin McCool Well-Known Member

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    Of course. Apologies if my reply came across as a bit ****ty.

    I've always rated him. An effective, explosive back, when not injured that is likely to get 8 or 10 TD's a season. And like someone else said earlier in the thread, experience at that position to help anyone that might also come along in the draft. If we can get him under the right contract, I think it would be a good move.

    The stats I saw for him, show him getting 3.9 ypc in 2016 & 2017 with 10 and 8 touchdowns respectively; 5.2 ypc and 10 TD's in 2018 and 3.8 in 2019 with 8 TD's, when he spent a lot of time out of the side for one reason or another.

    Like with Schobert, I think Gordon is exactly the type of talent we should be targeting in FA, seeing as we have the cap space, which can only compliment what will hopefully be a decent draft.
     
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  13. DOLFANMIKE

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    Gordon and Dobbins would be the cats meow.
     
  14. Etrius24

    Etrius24 Well-Known Member

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    So you want to commit ten million plus to a running back that is not a top player at his position? Running back is the easiest position to fill in the draft.
     
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  15. Unlucky 13

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    I'm not opposed to paying the right back at the right time. But I don't think that Gordon is one of the top twenty backs in the league right now, and he's arguably past his prime, or soon will be. If we were going to over pay for a RB who's not elite, I'd have much rather just kept Drake!
     
  16. KeyFin

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    I completely agree. We've never had a problem developing running backs and it's crazy to pay an average one $10M a year when we will almost definitely draft one in round 2-4 that would be better overall (plus younger, fresher and cheaper). I'd be hard-pressed to EVER sign a RB for $10M/year.
     
  17. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I want to commit 6 to 8 million
    I don't think he can get 10
     
  18. Etrius24

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    Pass...

    Gordon wants to be paid... No way he comes to play on a losing team like the Dolphins for less money.

    If he was going to accept less I would think he would pick a powerhouse team where he could be in a high powered offense and get a chance at a ring.
     
  19. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    he isn't getting $10 million a year.
     
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  20. rafael

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    Agreed. I know that's what he wanted. In fact, it's what I want as well. But neither of is likely to get it.
     
  21. Vertical Limit

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    Devonta Freeman just got released. A much better football player than Gordon
     
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  22. Unlucky 13

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    Same age, similar productivity running the ball. But if both players are healthy, I'd much, much rather have Freeman than Gordon. The way that the Falcons used him in 2016 is very much how I'd like to see the Fins handle the position as well.
     
  23. Phin McCool

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    Last season he played 242 snaps more than Gorden yet scored 4 fewer touchdowns than him and contributed just 44 more yards.
     
  24. Unlucky 13

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    The Falcons were a mess, and their OL was devestated by injuries. Again, if healthy and cheap, I love what Freeman brings to the table. Lot of qualifiers, for sure.

    I don't like what Gordon brings no matter how you look at it.
     
  25. thetylernator

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    Gonna go ahead and post my free agency predictions here:

    • Melvin Gordon III, RB, LAC
    • Nelson Agholor, WR, PHI
    • Bryan Bulaga, OT, GB
    • Andrus Peat, OG, NO
    • Graham Glasgow, OG, DET
    • Ted Karras, OC, NE
    • Shaq Lawson, EDGE, BUF
    • Elandon Roberts, LB, NE
    • Byron Jones, CB, DAL
    'Fins up!
     
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  26. Etrius24

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    I actually like Glascow
    No on Gordon
    Aglohor... Okay but that would just be a waste... I think there is so much young cheap wide receiver talent in the draft.
    I would be on Board for freeman if the price was right.

    I like Peat also... but wonder about the price tag?

    If we signed Glascow and Peat... We could roll into the draft and take Cushenberry at Center and then Prince Wanegho at Tackle and have the makings of a very solid line.

    Ink Freeman on the cheap... and draft a big back like Dillon and let him pound it out on the ground for us.
     
  27. Tin Indian

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    I still think that Running backs are a dime a dozen anymore outside of a handful of exceptions. At this point my feeling is you draft one in the middle rounds, use him for 3 or 4 years then grab another. From a purely business point of view, I see no value in putting a lot of capital into any Free Agent RB.
     

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